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Loch Of Blairs

Cist (Bronze Age), Food Vessel (Bronze Age)

Site Name Loch Of Blairs

Classification Cist (Bronze Age), Food Vessel (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 15792

Site Number NJ05NW 16

NGR NJ 0198 5540

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Forres
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ05NW 16 0198 5540.

(NJ 0198 5540) A short cist was found in a sandpit about July 1931. It contained some incinerated human remains and fragments of a food-vessel, 4 5/8" external diameter at the mouth. The cist has been preserved in situ, and the finds are in National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS]. The cist measures 2'7" long, 1'8" broad and 1'9" deep internally. The cover measures 4'9" long, 2'7" broad and 11" thick. (Information from W M Calder letter and sketch map, 12 January 1954)

J G Callander 1932

The cist at NJ 0198 5540 is as described above.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 16 August 1965

A food vessel was found un the vicinty of Loch of Blairs, Altyre. Presently in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS, Accession no. EE123).

I C Walker 1967.


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